When people ask me what is a good air CPU cooler Noctua is always a name that comes to mind. They are known for their great cooling solutions, both big and small. When it comes to air coolers one of the biggest problems is compatibility. Many performance and high-end memory modules are large heatspreaders and they can get in the way. Noctua of course knows this and has made an effort to come out with CPU coolers that will be compatible in all situations. The NH-U14S is one such cooler. It is designed with a 52mm thin heatsink stack that allows for full RAM compatibility on socket 2011 as well as other platforms. Normally we see these massive heatsinks from Noctua so will the NH-U14S still be able to perform up to the standards we know Noctua for? Read on as we find out!
Earlier this month we first got news of a new player in the PC Cooling market, Cryorig. Their first product will be the R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. While we were given some information on the R1 earlier this month the company has released even more information on the design and technologies used on the R1 Ultimate.
It looks like we have a new comer to the PC cooling and peripherals market. Founded in 2013, CRYORIG has a team of seasoned veterans from brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech, and Phanteks. They are introducing their flagship dual tower cooler the CRYORIG R1.
Corsair has just launched the latest liquid CPU cooler in their Hydro Series the H75. The H75 is made up of a 120 mm radiator with dual Corsair SP120L PWM fans, a copper microfin coldplate cooling block and kink-resistant rubber tubing. Like all of Corsair’s Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers the H75 is completely self-contained and never needs filling or maintenance.
Cooler Master has once again come up with a new semi-DIY CPU Liquid Cooler, the Glacer 240L. This liquid cooler promise to give you its best when it comes to performance and convenience, Glacer 240L was proudly designed in the United States and was manufactured I collaboration with the best experts behind the liquid cooling, Swiftech.
Cooler Master has decided to add yet another product to its Seidon range which includes the all in one liquid cooler for CPUs. This newer addition which has been tagged as the Seidon 120V is expected to be out by the mid of this month. This version of the Seidon range has been positioned above the Seidon 120XL as it features a fuller and more pronounced CPU block along with a radiator with the dimensions of 27 x 119 x 154.
be quiet! is known mainly for their power supplies and cooling fans. They have some of the top products around in those categories, but if you didn’t know they also make CPU coolers. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest CPU Coolers the Shadow Rock 2, which is the successor to the original Shadow Rock Pro cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features an aluminum heatsink design with a copper base and four 8 mm copper heatpipes. To aid in cooling you also have a 120 mm SilentWings fan, which only runs at 1600 RPM so it should be pretty quiet. Will this cooler help keep your CPU and system nice and cool? Read on as we find out!
The Eclipse IV has been announced by X2 and Spire. This cooler is the successor to the companies award winning TherMax series coolers and is said to offer even more performance. The heatsink is made up of 45 aluminum stacked fins. The front and rear of the fins have a shark-teeth design for better outflow of air. Six 6 mm copper heatpipes makes a “U” shape and go up into the heatsink stack. These heatpipes are soldered to the base of the cooler and are nickel plated.
When I think of Noctua I am reminded of their very large and powerful CPU coolers. These cooler have rivaled even some liquid cooling systems. Noctua knows cooling but these larger CPU coolers do not fit in all systems. That is why they have come up with the NH-U12S and NH-U14S which are guaranteed to fit in your system even if you have memory with larger heatspreaders. Today we are taking a look at Noctua’s NH-U12S. This cooler features a tower design with aluminum fins and a copper base and heatpipes. There is a single 120 mm Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan and the cooler uses Noctua’s SecurFirm2 mounting system for easy installation. Will this smaller cooler still provide the excellent cooling that we know Noctua for? Read on as we find out.
Mar 27, 2015 0
Mar 27, 2015 0